Catering Services Tender Cambridgeshire

Catering Services Tender Cambridgeshire

The successful supplier will be required to provide catering services for Morris Education Trust.

United Kingdom-Cambridge: School catering services

2020/S 025-058089

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Morris Education Trust
Postal address: New Road, Impington
Town: Cambridge
NUTS code: UKH12
Postal code: CB24 9LX
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tenders@litmuspartnership.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1276673880
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.tmet.org.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://litmustms.co.uk/respond/44J27S2G99
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Morris Education Trust — Catering Services Tender

II.1.2)Main CPV code

55524000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The successful supplier will be required to provide catering services for Morris Education Trust.

The Morris Education Trust was established in 2016 initially formed out of Impington Village College. We are passionate about delivering excellent education and building a Multi Academy Trust from within Cambridgeshire. We want our trust to be a collaborative partnership with a ‘family’ of schools who share the same ethos.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH12
Main site or place of performance:

Cambridgeshire CC.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This tender requires submissions for Impington Village College and Witchford Village College only at this time. However, as stated above, this is a growing Trust with Girton Glebe Primary School and The Cavendish School joining the Trust in Sept 2020 and Sept 2021 respectively (estimated dates). Should these or any other schools join this Trust during the course of this contract, these schools may, at the discretion of the client, be added to this contract.

The tender project is seeking to appoint a supplier whose initiative and innovation will be welcomed for the provision of service within the existing facilities of all schools, with a focus on exciting new food concepts to satisfy a wide range of pupil tastes and dietary requirements. The client will wish the successful supplier to review the current range of services offered and make recommendations accordingly.

The contract being tendered is for 3 years in duration from 1.8.2020 to 31.7.2023 with the option to then extend for up to 2 further years at the discretion of the client. This contract will operate as a guaranteed performance contract, with the successful contractor offering the client a guaranteed return/cost per annum for the provision of catering services. Sovereignty of the cash tariff is to remain with the client for the duration of this contract.

The academic year at all schools is based on a calendar of 195 days. Five days are to be used for staff professional development which means that School will be open to receive students for the legal minimum of 190 days.

The contract offered covers the scope for the provision of all school catering services, which currently includes breakfast morning break, lunch, some hospitality and free issue requirements. Free school meals are to be charged on uptake with a margin attached and hospitality will be charged based on consumption and at net food cost.

Whilst the client prioritises value for money as a key objective of the competitive tender process, it is not obliged to accept the lowest price.

The client expects the successful supplier to enable the continued development of catering through the provision of an innovative, healthy food service, with fresh, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients being prepared on-site. The client expects the successful supplier to evidence through their bid how they shall support and complement its values and support the principles of every child matters.

The client is also looking for bidders to review and contribute towards new cashless catering systems in both academies. The contract award will encompass this requirement so bidders are expected to also provide recommendations in this respect.

The client believes that success should be celebrated and that pupils should enjoy their time at school; if lessons are stimulating and challenging then students will love learning.

As a Trust that is continually seeking ways to improve and develop the ethos and environment for students and staff, to give them the facilities they deserve and need to meet the challenges of the 21st Century, any consideration regarding inward capital investment as part of the supplier’s tender submission would be welcomed.

The value of the current contract is 2 486 770 GBP (over the maximum 5 year term of the contract).

Please be advised that the client has a minimum requirement for a supplier’s employer’s liability/public liability and professional indemnity insurance of 5 000 000 GBP.

The minimum annual turnover that your organisation must have achieved to be considered for this opportunity is 1 000 000 GBP.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/08/2020
End: 31/07/2025
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Where less than 5 suppliers meet the minimum standards, only those that meet the minimum standards will betaken through to the tender stage. Where more than 5 suppliers meet the minimum standard, those suppliers with the highest scores will proceed to the tender stage.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/44J27S2G99

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 02/03/2020
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 27/03/2020

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

It will be the supplier’s responsibility to obtain any necessary documents in order to submit a response by the closing date and time.

The contracting authority reserves the right not to award any or part of the contract which is the subject of this contract notice and reserves the right to terminate the procurement process at any time.

The contracting authority will not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in tendering for this contract opportunity.

The contracting authority will consider variant bids, evaluating them (so far as the variant or the evaluation of the variant is in the opinion of the contracting authority practicable) on the same basis as a conforming bid, but shall not be obliged to accept any such bid in preference to a conforming bid even if the variant bid scores more highly. No variant will be considered unless the bidder simultaneously submits a conforming bid.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Cambridge:-School-catering-services./44J27S2G99

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/44J27S2G99

GO Reference: GO-2020130-PRO-15899163

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Morris Education Trust
Town: Cambridge
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30/01/2020